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A Careful Balancing Act: Using Enforcement in a Successful Patent Licensing Program
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LES Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Palo Alto
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California  94301
United States

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sheraton Palo Alto
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

A Careful Balancing Act: Using Enforcement in a Successful Patent Licensing Program

The creation and maintenance of a patent licensing program is no easy task. Litigation and enforcement are often used in licensing programs – either proactively, as part of a company’s strategy, or in situations in which a licensor may be compelled to do so (e.g., a target licensee refusing a license).

Our panel will discuss these and other issues, such as the appropriate application of enforcement; examples of successes and failures; and how to reconcile licensing program royalty rates with litigation-based royalty rates.

Neil Zoltowski, Principal, StoneTurn Group

Robert Calico, Head of Litigation, ARM
Greg Lundell, VP IP Strategy & Licensing, Kudelski Group
Stacey Ravetta, Partner, Perkins Coie
Bryan Sinclair, Partner, K&L Gates

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration and Networking lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Program

Early, by Friday, November 13, 2015, 9 pm PST
LES Members: $45
Non-Members: $50

After Friday, November 13, 2015, 9 pm PST
LES Members: $50
Non-Members: $55

Online Registration Deadline: Monday, November 16th, 9 pm PST

After November 16th, contact James House, siliconvalleywriting@gmail.com

No refunds after Friday, October 16, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit

Robert Calico, Head of Litigation, ARM
Rob Calico is Head of Litigation at ARM.  Rob has overall responsibility for all of ARM's worldwide litigation, with a focus on patent litigation.  In addition, he has responsibility for generating ARM's IP policies, both with respect to inbound and outbound patent licensing.  Rob is also involved in generating ARM's patent prosecution guidelines and managing ARM's growing patent portfolio.

While in private practice, Rob’s patent litigation experience included cases encompassing a wide range of industries, including the oil and gas and telecommunications industries, and involving technologies such as microprocessor design; digital imaging; optics; system and microprocessor architecture; wireless communication; encryption and decryption; audio technology; discrete cosine transform compression and decompression; memory devices; semiconductor process; and networking technology.  Rob’s technical experience includes a broad range of electrical engineering arts including low-level, embedded software development, high-speed I/O interfaces, computer architecture, and symmetric multi-processing systems.

Greg Lundell, VP IP Strategy & Licensing, Kudelski Group
Greg Lundell is Vice President of IP Strategy and Licensing with the Kudelski Group, a global leader in providing video distribution technology and services.  Greg is responsible for managing the Kudelski Group’s worldwide patent portfolio comprised of more than 4,500 patent assets.  He has overseen patent enforcement and portfolio development in the multimedia distribution industry since 2008.  Before that, Greg was part of the Gray Cary and DLA Piper law firms where he litigated patents and complex commercial issues, primarily around semiconductor and Internet technologies.  In his current role, Greg is focused on maintaining a sizeable patent portfolio to support licensing and business development initiatives across the Kudelski Group’s businesses.

Stacey Ravetta, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Stacey Ravetta is a partner in Perkin Coie’s Seattle office.  Stacey has significant experience in general business, commercial, and intellectual property transactions, with a primary focus on the business and transactional aspects of patent-driven deals, including strategic counseling, patent purchase and sale agreements, license agreements, and due diligence.  In addition to her domestic experience, she also specializes in cross-border patent transactions involving parties in Asia (China, South Korea, Japan, India, and Singapore), Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Stacey is listed in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists for 2015.  She is also listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law.”  Stacey previously served as Chief Corporate Counsel for Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Development Fund from 2009-2011.

Bryan Sinclair, Partner, K&L Gates
Bryan Sinclair is a partner in K&L Gates’ Palo Alto office.  Bryan focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property counseling, licensing, protection, and enforcement.  He has argued numerous Markman hearings, handled case dispositive motions, arbitrated multiple intellectual property matters, and tried several patent infringement cases to jury verdict.

Bryan has broad industry experience in litigating intellectual property disputes involving Internet web browser technology, content delivery networks, server load balancing technology, consumer electronic devices, integrated circuit design, manufacture, and inspection, sensor integration technology, genetic engineering, biochemical compounds, petrochemical compounds, and medical devices, as well as a variety of design patents.

Neil Zoltowski, Principal, StoneTurn Group
Neil Zoltowski is Principal in StoneTurn’s San Francisco office.  Neil serves as a consulting and testifying financial expert in complex business disputes and IP litigation and valuation matters.  He has more than 17 years of experience in the evaluation and quantification of economic damages in IP disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and false advertising and deceptive trade practices under the Lanham Act, as well as commercial disputes such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, stock valuation and shareholder disputes, and diminution of business value claims.

Neil also brings experience in IP and business valuation matters; has designed and executed license compliance programs and royalty audits; and has consulted with clients on licensing issues across a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, construction, consumer products and services, Internet and e-Commerce, electronics, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, medical devices, and telecommunications, among others.

Neil’s prior consulting experience includes several years at Deloitte, NERA Economic Consulting, and FTI Consulting.


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